Ukrainian Army units shell Donetsk Republic in first hours of newceasefireWorld June 24, 5:19
Politician says Russia vs Mexico football game will be interesting to watchSport June 23, 21:11
Kyrgyz president sees revival of relations with Russia as major result of his tenureWorld June 23, 20:49
Ex-premier says initiative to impeach Poroshenko stems from Ukraine’s economy collapseWorld June 23, 20:20
This week in photos: Confederations Cup opening and summer solstice celebrationsSociety & Culture June 23, 19:11
Turkish ambassador to Russia: Moscow and Ankara to join efforts in war on terrorWorld June 23, 18:45
Ukraine’s finance ministry files appeal to London Court against Russia in $3 bln debt caseBusiness & Economy June 23, 18:42
Ukrainian society tired of Poroshenko’s policy — expertRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 23, 17:58
Deutsche Welle sees Russian international broadcasters as threat to European ideasWorld June 23, 17:34
TEHRAN, September 08. /ITAR-TASS/. An intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation between Iran and Russia opened on Monday in Tehran with Iran seeing brighter prospects for bilateral trade.
The deputy chairman of the Iranian side, Ali Majedi, said there were all grounds to see bilateral trade growing five or six times.
“We signed a protocol on mutual understanding with Russia, which opens new opportunities for joint activity of state companies and the private sector of the two countries,” Ali Majedi, who is Deputy Minister of Petroleum, told ITAR-TASS. “Under this document, Russian companies of both types can participate in projects in Iran,” he said, noting also problems that had to be solved without delay.
The deputy co-chairperson of the Russian side of the Commission, Nailya Chernikova from the Russian Ministry for Economic Development, said such sessions of Russian and Iranian business people should be held twice or even three times a year.
“I am pinning the main hopes in the expansion of business ties on Russian and Iranian private business. If their representatives get interested in this, officials will have to catch up,” she said.
Chernikova said a business forum to be held within the framework of the commission would show the extent to which the sides had found areas of common interest.
On Monday, Russian and Iranian experts work in six commissions, discussing transport, energy, industrial, economic and border cooperation, as well as finance, banking and investment issues.
Russian Energy Minister Alexaner Novak and Iranian Minister of Petroleum Bijan Namdar-Zanganeh are expected to take part in a commission’s session on Tuesday.